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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Quite a rare camping accessory. I think the last time I saw some available, they went for over $100 each. What I do for window screens when camping in the Greenbrier, is use some nylon window screening, cut a couple inches larger to cover the windows and frame inside. Then I hold the screens in place with rubberized magnet strips from a refrigerator door gasket. Cost is minimal and even better
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Yes, what Lane66m said. The engine vacuum to the Powerglide modulator will draw fluid into the vacuum balance tube on the engine. Great top end lubrication but not wanted. I'll bet the trans modulator is bad. It can be checked with a hand vacuum pump tool, however not everyone has one. Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Ah yes. Broken nose cone in bell housing! Doe! Time to split the halves, Clutch housing and diff. Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Not much chance that the heavy steel starting housing is distorted or cracked. Your starter nose cone looks like the typical stress break of a out of round ring gear or flywheel. Being that everything is new, that likely is not the case. At this point, I would install another starter and give it a try. Other than that removing the flywheel and P-Plate and checking ring gear run out is the bes
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Ok. If you got the flywheel and P-Plate from a known Calif Vendor. I'm pretty sure the flywheel and pressure plate are spec'd out fine. I would lean, as mentioned here, toward the fractured starter housing as a possibility. Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
We're reaching out there, however... Another possibility I have seen is a bent ring gear on the pressure plate. If the P-P had been dropped the gear can be flattened a bit at one spot just enough for the starter bendix to possibly ride further into that spot and put stress on the nose cone as things rotate. One more is an out of center aligned ring gear. This can happen with a poorly a
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
I always like to request-get color samples from suppliers. Most of the time they gladly accommodate. I find on-line and printed catalogs are lacking. Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
The OEM Flywheel was assembled with rivets that were installed cold. The bond of a cold pressed rivet is minimal and eventually loosens wears and the flywheel will get out of round enough to stress the starter nose cone. This is a typical break. I have also seen this happen when one installs a starter from a different standard trans car that had a lose flywheel. So parts history is good to know.
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Here in Kalyphornya, eviction is a long laborius process!!!! Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Yes. It had sheet metal screws all around. No offering for a hinge. In fact the cover that supports the heater box fits under the lid. Some have put a piano hinge there, nut that makes removing the heater box cover-support hard to remove for service. That is why I like the VW hinges. Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
I hate it when people do that chopping!!! Check with California Corvairs. He has excellent used body panels and should have what you need. Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
May I refer you to my post here, "Dainer's Rampy Project". In this post I outlined the clean fitting VW trunk hinges I used and others also posted their FC engine lid solutions. Be sure to click "all years" in the search. The post is quite old. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Great observations. I have to remember that the Corvair started out as an "econemy" car for Mom. The Mustang started out as an affordable sports car. Definetly, they evolved differently. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Wow. Thats fast. I blinked and missed it! Thats cool stuff! Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
May I recommend contacting California Corvairs for a rust free crossmember. Also Dave Motorhead who posts here may have one. Could post here, looking for rust free crossmember. Us Southern Calif guys have the advantage of less to no rust on many parts. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Received the 3 I ordered. Thank you Steve. They are excellent. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
That switch is the same as Early model Corvairs. However they are different from the Late model Corvairs. I would not bother trying to match it up online. I think it's best to get a new one from one of our Corvair vender's. Support the hobby and also know your getting the "correct" switch! I've found too many mis-matched parts listed online. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Different Dave. However Moto has made a lot of great video's! Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Check with Dave Motohead and Clarks. The solid block, I found style is best. No chance of leaks and the install looks stock. I made my own with round aluminum pucks from McMaster Carr. However the labor for each makes selling them made my way prohibitive. But it's fun to make ones own solutions! Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
One only needs to push the outer metal sleeve out about 3/16 of an inch to release it. This can be done carefully with a hammer. Heat can be applied if necessary. I just changed these bushings on a friends FC. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
I recently posted a topic in the general pots on this clicking sound I was suddenly getting with Dainer's Rampside. But I may as well add it here, as the saga continues. Driving home from a Cars & Coffee gathering, I could hear a clicking sound coming from the Left side of the truck. This sounded much like the sound that the Early style wire wheel covers can make, but it was a bit loude
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Just wanted to share... Those of us who have been around for a while will know this. However I wanted to share this issue that just popped up on Dainer's Rampside, with others. I was returning home from a Cars&Coffee meet this past Saturday. The drive to Thousand Oaks is about 15 miles and over a twisty grade. All went well, except I noticed a clicking when braking. It sounded like
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Got it. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
I have two very Vairy good Rear FC bumpers. No rust and streight. The only issue is I'm here in Kalyphornya. Shipping would be a bear due to the size! Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Ssnake Oyl Products. They restore OEM seat belts quite perfectly. They also sometimes have original sets on hand and available. Not cheap, but they are quite correct. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Donald is quite a knowledgeable gent. I have seen him on Jay Leno's Garage. I did not know his first car was a 63 Corvair. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Fantastic Steve! Yet another great re-pop you have created! I'm still loving the FC front floor mat in Dainer's Rampside. In fact have some locals who would like to get Black front mat's if and when you make another run. I have sent you a PM on getting at least a couple of these ducts. Thanks again. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Questions... Standard trans or automatic? Early steel fan or 64+ Mag fan? If std trans, how aggressive are you between gears? Do you have the belt retainer on the idler pulley and if 64+ the fan shroud? And how close are they adjusted to the pulley's? From there I agree with above. Bearings and alignment are a place to then check. Corventure Dave
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6 months ago
corventure Dave
Aluminum once came aftermarket in different colors. Look great on a modified engine. However, for me they looked stand out odd on a stock engine. Performance difference? About the same as bubble gum vs spearmint! Corventure Dave
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